BMW Motorrad India launched the all-new BMW F 900 R and
the all-new BMW F 900 XR in India at prices starting at Rs 9.90 lakh (ex
showroom). These motorcycles will be available as completely built-up units
(CBU) throughout the BMW Motorrad dealer network.
While the BMW F 900 R is more of a roadster kind, the BMW
F 900 XR is an adventure sports tourer. The two new bikes are an amalgamation
of sports-style design and dynamics coupled with good performance.
acting President, BMW Group India said, “…The dynamic roadster BMW F 900 R is a
precise and intuitive bike offering purist riding fun at all times. The
adventure sports tourer BMW F 900 XR’s unique performance combined with
powerful design interprets long-distance riding in a distinctive and
future-oriented style of a genuine XR. The sporty riding fun, straightforward
handling and a unique range of equipment options on both these bikes will be a
value-added package for the ultimate thrill-seekers.”
The all-new BMW F 900 R will be offered in one variant,
whereas the all-new BMW F 900 XR will be offered in a Standard and a Pro
variant. The ex-showroom prices are as follows –
F 900 R
F 900 XR Standard
F 900 XR Pro
The all-new BMW F 900 R is available in Black Storm
Metallic and in Style Sport Hockenheim Silver metallic/Racing Red paintwork.
The all-new BMW F 900 XR is available in Light White and Style Sport Racing Red
The new BMW F 900 R and BMW F 900 XR motorcycles come
with a standard warranty for ‘three years, unlimited kilometers’, with an
option to extend warranty to fourth and fifth year. Road Side Assistance, a
24x7 365 days package further ensures prompt services in case of breakdown and
The all-new BMW F
900 R and the all-new BMW F 900 XR are powered by a water-cooled 4-stroke
in-line 2-cylinder 895 cc engine with four valves per cylinder, two overhead
camshafts and dry-sump lubrication. With an output of 105 hp at 8,500 rpm and a
maximum torque of 92 Nm at 6,500 rpm, the engine enhances sporty riding
dynamics and pleasure. The high torque engine offers just the right speed range
to get the most fun out of the power. The motorcycles sprint from 0–100 km/hr
in just 3.6 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 200 km/hr.
The all-new BMW F 900 R roadster packs a powerful punch
with its aggressive styling and performance. The striking LED headlamp,
muscular fuel tank, attractive trim elements and characteristic roadster
proportions of the front and rear give it a mature presence on the road. The
compact underfloor silencer further supports this crisp look. ‘XR’ stands for
an uncompromising mix of sportiness and touring capability. The all-new BMW F
900 XR’s thrilling design reflects pure performance and the promise of
long-distance travelling comfort with a riding position that is impressively
active yet relaxed. The striking light guides of the newly developed LED
headlight emphasize the commanding nature of the bike. The fairing along with
precise edges define the bike’s aggressive design while the slim and short tail
invokes its athletic nature.
In terms of the suspension, the bridge frame integrates
the 2-cylinder in-line engine as a load-bearing element and is made of
deep-drawn and welded sheet steel parts. Front wheel control is taken care of
by an upside-down telescopic fork, while the rear wheel is guided by a
double-sided swinging arm with central suspension strut. The bolt-on steel rear
frame has also been newly developed in order to create a visually short and
slim rear. The short underfloor silencer renders a typical athletic look with a
free-standing rear wheel.
Both bikes offer ‘Rain’ and ‘Road’ riding modes as
standard. In ‘Rain’ mode, throttle response is gentler and the control
characteristics of ABS and traction control allow optimal grip on wet and
slippery road surface. In ‘Road’ mode, the engine offers optimum throttle
response, while ABS and traction control are set to achieve ideal performance.
Both motorcycles feature a high-performance brake system for precise braking.
The motorcycles feature a best-in-class large 6.5-inch
colour TFT screen with BMW Motorrad connectivity as standard, wherein the
variety of information, display quality and user-friendliness are unmatched.
Riders can easily connect their smartphone, helmet equipped with BMW Motorrad
Communication System with the bike and conveniently make phone calls, listen to
music and navigate during their travel. In addition, the BMW Motorrad Connected
App offers handy arrow-based navigation suitable for day-to-day use directly
via the TFT screen. The multi-controller on the left-hand handlebar panel
enables quick, safe and convenient screen operation.
The bikes offer high level of safety to riders with
standard features such as anti-lock braking system (ABS), automatic stability
control (ASC), anti-hopping clutch and cast aluminium wheels.
The all-new BMW F 900 XR Pro variant offer additional features
such as the Cruise Control, Gear Shift Assist Pro and the class-leading Dynamic
ESA (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) which allows riders to switch between suspension
settings while riding and further enhance riding experience and comfort.